10 Places to Visit in Auli, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
Vishnuprayag

Ideally placed in the mountains, Auli is also the base town to travel to the holy town of Vishnuprayag, where one can clearly see the two tributaries of Alaknanda and Dahuliganga merging together to form one single river. Vishnupruyag is actually one of the five places (Panchprayag) where the river meets its sister tributaries before transforming into the mighty Ganga River. 

Vishnuprayag lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at an elevation of 1,372m above sea level. At the banks of this majestic sight, one can also see a famous Vishnu temple that was built by the Maharani of Indore way back in 1889. You can spend hours here as you marvel the confluence point of these two water bodies which appear clearly in distinct colours. 

This sight bordered by the tall Hiamalayan mountains and meadows is indeed a must visit on Auli Sigtseeing tour as it is just about 25km away! In the vicinity, you can also be charmed by the sight of the Kagbhusandi Lake, which is a stunning water body filled with emerald green water.

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Nanda Devi National Park

Located amidst the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi,  is the outstanding Nanda Devi National park with houses some of the most spectacular species of high altitude flora and fauna in the region.

Blessed with stunning views, mountainous atmosphere, abundant greenery and rich biodiversity this national park stands out from other wildlife sanctuaries. UNESCO has awarded the Nanda Devi National Park the title of a world heritage site. From the park you can marvel at the views of The Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and the Hem kumb Sahib Temple.

Best season to visit: Between the months of April to June. Other months witness severe snow and heavy rainfall. 

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Joshimath

A quaint town located in the Chamoli District, Joshimath is a famous and frequently visited pilgrimage destination in the country. This town sees a steady influx of Hindu and Sikh worshippers flocking the stunning temples of Badrinath and Hem Kundh during the months of May to October.

Joshimath also serves as the base or starting point for the famous Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek and Auli hence attracted tonnes of adventure enthusiasts all year round. The town is home to a few hotels and dharamshalas to provide a retreat for tired travelers.

Although there isn’t much to catch in this laid back town it’s a cable car ride away from Auli. 

Best season to visit: Between the months of April - May and September - November.

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Auli Gorson Trek

Trekking in the snow comes with a lot of perks, especially for adventure lovers, the endless meadows of blankets of snow prove to be a fun challenge.

You begin the Gurson and Auli Trekking Expedition on a spiritual note as you drive through the holy towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh and along Ganges. The experience includes sauntering off for a trek to charming Parsari Village, ambling through the apple orchards, getting a glimpse of Nanda Devi, making way along snow covered meadows with great Himalayas ahead of you and unravelling the hot springs at Tapovan.

Approximate Price: 9000 - 10,000 INR.

Best season to visit: The months between January to March .

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Auli Artificial Lake

Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic, and a transcendent lake is a must visit and definitely should be added to your list of things to do in Auli. This serene lake is located right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. 

The government developed this lake in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snowfall during certain seasons hindering the tourism for this Ski-Hotspot. The water from this lake is strategically used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provides a smooth skiing surface and extends the popular ski season.

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Chenab Lake

In the Garhawal Himalayas, there are still some areas which are virgin and unexplored. One such trail is the one that will lead you to Chenab Lake. It is here that you can embark on serene and stunning trekking roads; it is especially perfect for those adventurists who love the company of untouched nature. 

The area is off the beaten track and is almost inaccessible by motor vehicles or bikes. The best way to experience the untouched beauty of its serene nature is to start off on a trek of the valley or set up camp amidst the greenery.

Location: Auli, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit:  Between May to October

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Gurso Bugyal

For those who are looking for an offbeat options for places to visit near Auli. A short but adventurous trek of 3km will land you at the mysterious Gurso Bugyal.  The trail passes through the valleys between the mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. The views of these majestic mountains while walking along the nature trails is truly majestic! 

During the spring season, the region transforms into a huge green carpet under your feet and the clear blue sky over your head. Rising at a level of 3056m above sea level, it is decked up in pine, oak, rhododendron and conifer. Being just 1.5km from the last stop of the Auli Ropeway, it is an easy travel up to this gorgeous meadow which should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Auli.

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Trishul Peak

Amongst all the major peaks of the Himalayan range, Trishul is one of the most famous and challenging climbs for an avid trekker or trekking enthusiast. Looked from a distance, the beauty of Trishul along with the other mountain peaks in this range, is simply breathtaking and its pristine beauty draws tourists from all over the world.

Climbing Trishul is not an easy task as it is mainly accomplished by experienced climbers.

Treks to the summit of mt Trishul are held every year and experienced guides will lead you. Although it is highly recommended that seasoned trekkers and not beginners attempt this herculean trek.  For a nature lover,  marveling at this majestic mountain during sunrise or sunset is a pure thrill.

Best season to visit: Ascending Mt Trishul is viable in the months of July, August and September. 

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Chattrakund

Walk into this stunning watershed of crystal clear blue waters, the lake of Chattarkund is located just minutes ahead of Gurso Bugyal. 

This fairytale place of picturesque views will enchant you to no end as it will enchant you with its peace and serenity. Put this place on your map of Auli Sightseeing and feel the calm and placid landscape.

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Newly Added Auli Experience
14 February 2015
Excellent
Auli Skiing Tour, Uttarakhand was an excellent tour. It was interesting and exciting. I thought India didn’t have a lot of adventurous sports, but I was clearly wrong. The Auli Skiing was just about perfect and I would really want to try other adventurous sports here.
09 December 2019
Excellent
the trip was awesome. food and stay was comfortable. it was a perfect trip into the himalayas. just the way i wanted it to be. thanks thrillophilia for making it a lifetime experience for me. will plan more trips with you guys in future.
09 December 2019
Excellent
I live in Delhi & I booked this tour according to enjoy vacations with my friends, from the moment we reached our destinaitons Thrillophilia team was there for taking care for everything and they really done it well. We enjoyed so much, our stay was were at really beautiful location and the food is also good. The trekking part went really amazingly, thanks Thrillophilia.
09 December 2019
Excellent
Auli is one of the most beautiful place to visit especially for holidays and weekends. I went to Auli from Delhi for the first time and loved the experience. Also, Thrillophilia provided a guide to share detailed information about the place. I am glad that I booked this tour from Thrillophilia at the lowest price and got such an awesome experience.
09 December 2019
Excellent
Auli is one the best place i have visited till today, there is so much snow which covered there. I never saw snowfall, it was my first experince. There is famous ropway in auli ,which is a must do. I visited here with my friends and we had so much fun.
07 January 2020
Very Good
The experience was amazing. skieng was good. also the chair car ride. However, one thing is that no transport is provided from joshimath to auli and these guys dont book a ropeway ride for you
17 December 2019
Excellent
I booked this amazing tour from thrillophilia. I enjoyed so much with my friends at the new year's eve of 2018. Our location was very beautiful and the food was also very delicious. I would highly recommend this tour.
17 December 2019
Excellent
New year in Auli is the best decision that I took. I enjoyed all the adventure activities that they provide like Trekking, Ropeway & Skiing. had a great party and very well organized for new years eve
16 December 2019
Excellent
Weekend Trip to Auli was awesome. we travelled from Delhi to Auli to celebrate New year's Eve. We booked this amazing package from Thrillophilia. Everything was planned perfectly by the Thrillophilia team. all meals were provided in the package, food was very delicious and that experience. THanks Thrillophilia.
16 December 2019
Excellent
I went to Auli to celebrate new year 2019 with family. Auli is very beautiful in winter with snow covered hills and landscapes. Our hotel was very comfortable and staff also arranged the bonfire which kids liked a lot. Skiing was fun experience and who don’t want to play in snow. It was worth every penny spent. Food was very good, transport was comfortable. We also enjoyed cable car ride. Overall 5 star rating to Thrillophilia for organizing such a memorable new year trip for us.

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